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Jeff Fisher says Monday night showing changes nothing with quarterback situation

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 27:  Quarterback Case Keenum #17 of the Los Angeles Rams throws a pass during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 27, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) Getty Images

The offense of the Los Angeles Rams was absolutely anemic on Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers.

They couldn’t manage a single point in a 28-0 loss to the 49ers.

Case Keenum passed for just 130 yards with two interceptions. Todd Gurley was held to just 47 yards on 17 carries. The Rams converted just three times on third down in 15 opportunities. They had just four of 14 drives finish in 49ers’ territory. They punted 10 times, had two drives end via interception, another on downs and then a final play to end the game.

It was about as ineffective as an offense can be.

Nevertheless, head coach Jeff Fisher says the showing does nothing in regards to the team’s quarterback situation.

This doesn’t change anything as far as quarterbacks are concerned,” Fisher said in his post-game remarks, via Lakisha Jackson of

And why would it? It’s not like the team selected a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft or anything.

Oh yeah, they did do that. Jared Goff – the top overall pick in question – was inactive for Los Angeles in its debut regular season performance. Sean Mannion served as the backup to Keenum in the contest.

Fisher indicated last week that Goff and Mannion would swap duties in the team’s Week 2 home opener against Seattle, meaning Goff would be the backup with Mannion inactive. If Keenum struggles again as badly as he did Monday night, it may be incredibly difficult to keep Goff on the sidelines.

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35 Responses to “Jeff Fisher says Monday night showing changes nothing with quarterback situation”
  1. daringhart13 says: Sep 13, 2016 2:38 AM

    Goff’s parents are glad to hear it.

    He should try to get his college eligibility back.

  2. JohnnyACE♠ GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™ says: Sep 13, 2016 2:54 AM

    He still doesn’t get it. {{-_-}}

  3. bigpete07 says: Sep 13, 2016 3:29 AM

    Jeff Fisher says the showing does nothing in regards to the team’s Head Coach situation.

  4. teal379 says: Sep 13, 2016 4:42 AM

    It should lead to change in just about every level of the coaching staff and talent evaluation because if your 1st rounder couldn’t get on the field with that team – he’s probably really a 6th rounder.

  5. whywerule says: Sep 13, 2016 4:51 AM

    Does it change the coaching situation or does the overrated Fisher keep his job?

  6. haanster says: Sep 13, 2016 5:01 AM

    I’ve never been as sick of the Rams as I am now. No hope.

  7. cubancigar10 says: Sep 13, 2016 5:43 AM

    YUP, that’s a Fischer led team!!

  8. JMClarkent says: Sep 13, 2016 5:52 AM

    I give him until week 4 until we see Goff in an effort to save his job. I wish Hard Knocks was one more week long!

  9. harness88 says: Sep 13, 2016 5:54 AM

    Fisher is the worst coach in the N.F.L he needs to be fired today.

  10. jshawaii22 says: Sep 13, 2016 5:57 AM

    Goff in his first game against the Seahawks pass rush… that would be cute. I’m sure Mr. Bennett and company would be lickin’ their chops for that.

    Against the ‘fins: Five Sacks, Nine Hits, 5 knocked down passes. Lets see what Goff does. Can’t be any worse than last night… or could it?

    The Seahawks, as a team, will be focused of giving their coach Pete a well deserved Victory in the LA Coliseum, where he led the SC Trojans to all that NCAA greatness.

  11. paastahtroy says: Sep 13, 2016 6:02 AM

    As a Seahawks fan… Puh-puh-puh-please put Goff into the game this weekend!! Oh my Goff!! He’d get eaten alive!!

  12. torebear says: Sep 13, 2016 6:12 AM

    I understand Fisher. There is no point ruining your first round pick in an offense that doesn’t even score a point. Even in garbage time.

    There just doesn’t seem to be enough talent in that offense.

  13. eagleswin says: Sep 13, 2016 6:32 AM

    I’m pretty sure Fisher’s agent is asking for a raise and lifetime extension on the contract they are currently negotiating. Fisher is as consistent as they come when it comes to losing.

  14. cantonbound13 says: Sep 13, 2016 6:35 AM

    How does Fisher continue to keep his job? He’s a mediocre coach with a boring, predictable offense.

  15. sorosbolshevism says: Sep 13, 2016 6:37 AM

    That’s a more prolific offense than Buffalo!

  16. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Sep 13, 2016 8:17 AM

    if i’m goff i’m hoping they get me some weapons and an offensive line before they send me out there. gurley never got any room to run, so when they tried to throw, no one was open. and if they were, keenum’s throws were pretty ugly.

  17. TheDPR says: Sep 13, 2016 8:45 AM

    That team isn’t going 7-9.

  18. therealtrenches says: Sep 13, 2016 8:45 AM

    My…what a genius this Jeff Fisher fella is…keeping this rag tag bunch of players from a much bigger blow out.

    If only he could be allowed to coach a team after amassing a quantity of picks with a big trade, or having high first round picks a few years in a row.

    Maybe then we’d get to see what a quality coach he is.

  19. usmutts says: Sep 13, 2016 8:50 AM

    How does Jeff Fisher have a job coaching football?

  20. umrguy42 says: Sep 13, 2016 8:52 AM

    “Jeff Fisher says Monday night showing changes nothing with quarterback situation”

    He’s right. It stinks either way.

  21. baldbuc says: Sep 13, 2016 8:55 AM

    It should change the coaching situation because that’s some 3-13 BS right there.

  22. jolly1234 says: Sep 13, 2016 8:58 AM

    And yet, Jeff Fischer is still on the payroll. As if moving to a new zip code was going to somehow make him a decent coach…

  23. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Sep 13, 2016 9:11 AM

    I posted this in the Jay Gruden article. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. No wonder he’s mister 7-9.

  24. factschecker says: Sep 13, 2016 9:25 AM

    …changes nothing and nothing is what you shall win.

  25. TB12RALLYCRY says: Sep 13, 2016 9:25 AM

    He claimed all camp they werent a ” 7-9 team or a 8-8 or 9-7 team ” as he sent the wr home for bringing a girl in the dorms …maybe he did the wr a favor……they are looking like a 2-14 team right now………that was a abysmal performance last night

  26. dbosdad says: Sep 13, 2016 9:27 AM

    The real winner here, St Louis who doesn’t have to watch this mess.

  27. mogogo1 says: Sep 13, 2016 10:08 AM

    I’d buy any book Fisher wrote and attend any seminar he had if he could teach me how to be remain permanently employed no matter how bad I was at my job.

  28. Kaz says: Sep 13, 2016 10:39 AM

    all of those wasted picks. Worse, the GM and Coach are about to get extended.

  29. MichaelEdits says: Sep 13, 2016 11:20 AM

    I suspect the cries of “Go back to St Louis; we want a pro team” have already begun. Did I forget to act surprised?

  30. kjdoyle58 says: Sep 13, 2016 12:19 PM

    It doesn’t matter who the QB is….until they can hire someone with proven NFL Offensive Coordinator experience, expect more of the same…That is Jeff Fisher’s problem….he either needs to address it or he needs to go.

    If I’m Stan Kronke, I’m on the horn this morning to Tom Coughlin…..this team needs an enema….that game Monday was inexcusable.

  31. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Sep 13, 2016 12:54 PM

    Hey kids! Have you ever wondered what NFL coaching philosophy was like 30 years ago? Wonder no more! Just jump into the wayback machine and set your destination to Los Angeles.

    Watch as coaching neanderthals exhort their defensive players to hit to injure!

    Marvel as a terrible team inexplicably starts a QB with absolutely no future in the league while a #1 pick who they traded a ransom to get sits on the bench in street clothes and “learns” from said futureless QB!

    Be astounded as they refuse to embrace any of the offensive innovations brought into the league since the Reagan presidency!

    Ponder the genius a man who pushes for a contract extension for a wide reciever whom he still has no earthly idea how to get the ball to!

    Gaze admiringly at the hair and the mustache. Believe it or not kids, 30 years ago everyone looked like that! Really!

    Console yourself with comforting fact that if you look like a coach, talk like a coach, dress like a coach and cozy up to the right people, you too can have a 25 year career coaching in the NFL without accomplishing anything!!

  32. haywoodjablomey says: Sep 13, 2016 1:04 PM

    Yeah, that Ram’s nO-Line sucks. Maybe Fish isn’t such an idiot, after all. I would be hesitant to put my first rounder in harms way, too. The 9ers D came to play last night.

  33. b4utoo says: Sep 13, 2016 1:16 PM


  34. daramsman says: Sep 13, 2016 1:46 PM

    The Rams left my city and went west. Ok its done. they were high fiving in LA while chitting on St. Louis. But know this LA faithful.

    They gave away 2 number 1s and 2 number 2s and the rest of the future for Goff. Fisher has squandered the RG3 bonanza and mortgage the future on a mediocre QB. And Fisher probably won’t even be around when the 2 billion dollar place in LA is empty on Sunday as Rams are stuck the doldrums.
    You wanted em LA. You got em!

    PS. don’t get too excited if they beat the Seahawks next week. Thats Fisher’s annual Super Bowl. They are still going to go 6-10. Or worse.

  35. kjdoyle58 says: Sep 13, 2016 3:52 PM

    technically they traded one’s and gave up a one….not gave away 2 ones, but point taken….Kronke needs to step in the way Shaw did to Vermiel and force him to hire a COMPETENT OC (and leave him alone) or be shown the door…

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